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flurries blowing around from the wind. it is coming down in parts of new york state and across the new england states. new york's governor andrew cuomo, has opened up an emergency operations center and he also warned power companies to really be on their toes especially following all the criticism that happened for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for
will be here. also, "new york times" columnist frank bruni and nbc white house correspondent, chuck todd. also, the lives they live. this sunday's "new york times" magazine profiles the memorable people and in some cases places that we lost in 2012. john kelly joins us for a look back at those who passed. >>> up next, mike allen with the "politico playbook." first is dylan drier tracking the winter storm. >> this storm is a big one. it affected the whole eastern third of the country for several days right through that all-important holiday for travelers. that certainly did wreak havoc on the airports. we ended up with more than a foot of snow in some areas, especially back into ohio, pennsylvania and new york state. granby, connecticut, picked up six inches before it changed over to rain. we saw winds gusting up near hurricane-force strength in brick, new jersey. 74-mile-per-hour wind gusts. most of the eastern seaboard did see gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour. this storm is still lingering across northern new england where winter storm warnings and advisories are still in effect. heaviest
.s. and canada are traveling to western new york to attend the memorial services for two fallen heroes. they were shot and killed on crime eve. the shooter killed himself at scene and had served 17 years in prison for killing his mother. a woman allegedly helped purchase the weapon. the community is coming together that all the visiting firefighters have a place to stay. many of them will be staying at hampton inn there for free. >> gregg: new developments in the investigation of a subway shoving death in new york city. police saying a woman is in custody after she made statements implicating herself. investigators released this sketch after the incident. they say the victim died thursday night when a woman pushed him on to the tracks in front of an oncoming train. surveillance video shows the suspect running away afterwards. name of the woman in custody is being withheld pending formal charges. >> arthel: is military facing a new threat? mandatory spending cuts putting pressure on the pentagon. can it still do the job of protecting america if a zeal not reached in washington? >> gregg: just days
new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its way to extreme northeastern new england. it is hitting canada hard. quebec is getting more snow. i mentioned yesterday that cold air would come in behind the system. it sure has. scranton at 26. below freezing in new york city at 31. just to let you know, it's not over yet. a brand new storm system set up these winter weather advisories for pennsylvania and into new york, washington, d.c., and the mountains of virginia. you can see also ohio slammed again after so much snow from the first system. so the way it's going to play out, saturday into sunday, this system is likely going to bring heavier snow to areas of northern pennsylvania in terms of snowfall totals. it's not going to be as big of a snowmaker or a blizzard maker from what we saw last time, but it will produce strong snowfall through central connecticut and rhode island. new england, you know winters can be long. winter is not officially -- is officially h
four individuals have been placed on administrative leave pending further action. but, the "new york post" is now reporting that eric bosswell has not resigned and all four of those stated department employees are still on the state department's payroll. >> just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the american people believe that the state department has held people accountable for their lack of security and sending help to four brave americans. this is incredibly inept of the state department to think that they can continue to fool the american public, pathetic. >> reporter: we've reached out to the state department for further comment but they have not yet denied or clarified any of this. jon? jon: hillary clinton obviously runs the state department. she is on her way out. john kerry, the nominee to replace her. is this going to affect his confirmation hearings at all? >> reporter: jon, the state department says at their end they're trying to keep things as smooth as possible. >> secretary clinton as you heard her say before has pledged to have a smooth transition with he
five new year's resolution employ. woo wanted to know what of your new york's resolution. >> jb said to eat lunch with my daughter once a week and she loves it. >> i love new years and i will resolve the champagne . >> i have a total of six. five statements of the opening statement. disregard one through five . >> stay up to date with real news that matters. thank you for responding. "fox and friends" starts right now. good morning, everybody. today is december 31st. hillary clinton hospitalized with a blood clot and what it makes for the investigation of the attack on benghazi. >> dave: some are hearing that democrats want to use more tax dollars to reduce spending. we'll have the details ahead. >> we are live in time square. they are setting up the barricade and barriers out there. more on that . maria molina is down there am she is tiny amongst the sky scrapers. "fox and friends" begins right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". ♪ it is nice and calm and in a few hours it will be bonkers. >> you have been down on the crazy evening. what time do they get down there? >> they start in t
as top republicans have been silent. >>> tragedy in western new york. a gunman lures firefighters into a deadly trap on christmas eve, shocking the nation. >> we're being shot at, multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. i think he used an assault rifle. >> just days after the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut, the fight over gun rights and mental health treatment rages on. >>> getting nowhere fast, the winter storm system that spawned tornados across the south on christmas is now heading east, bringing with it blizzard conditions and travel misery for many. the highs and lows of 2012, a look back at some of the most memorable presidential moments of this election year. >>> president obama and senate members will be here in washington tomorrow, but we'll be hearing crickets on the house floor. nbc news has learned the republican leadership has not given representatives the 48-hour notice to return to work, another sign of inaction on the fiscal cliff front. joining me now for our daily fix, mr. jonathan capehart, msnbc contributor and "washington post" editor
for their own political short term. >> "new york times" is talking about the urgency issue in all of this, and lacking urgency that we have witnessed. they say, yeah, with days left before the fiscal punch lands, both sides are exhibiting little sense of urgency. rather than to foster progress. perry is that the biggest thing, the primaries moving out of this and how everything looks back? >> i think there are two things going on. the first is democrats generally feel they won a man dade. they're not backing down -- the second thing is the primary issue. you have members of congress say last week there was a proposal to raise taxes, and a lot of republicans said i can't vote for that, a million only tax increase. they were worried about primaries. that's driving this in a very strong way. >>> there are people in washington, d.c. that will tell us this is how it all happens. congressman tom cole appeared with luke russert on "the daily rundown." i want to play what he had to say. >> he had the complete support of everybody for plan b, and so this is a tactical debate and discussion, it's n
to his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> crazy people running the streets. >>> an uninvited guests slithered into a backyard in florida. >> somebody else got the shower on the sideline. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star coming off the bench is dangerous. be still. >> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to go back to work just in time for the new year. >> two reather than get angry and you show it you live a lot longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling! i'd like to see if he could even count to 1 million much less 16.4 trillion! captioning funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the deadline. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecc
now, "new york times" finest, columnist ralph, and ross. ross, i'm going to start with you. you think both sides have decided it's in their political interest to go over the fiscal cliff. is that right? >> yeah, you never want to rule a deal off the table because we have lived through so many rounds that have ended in deals in the last couple years, but in this case, i think democrats think they get a better deal on policy by going over the cliff. that they end up getting more in taxes with less in spending cuts than they would get if they had to cut a deal right now. and republicans have persuaded themselves not completely convincingly in my view, but they have persuaded themselves it's much better to accept slightly higher taxes that they themselves don't have to vote for directly, even though they'll still be casting a vote for new tax rates, they'll be able to say, well, taxes have already gone up and we're just voting to cut them. so that's sort of how, at least, i think both sides are persuading themselves to sort of tip-toe off the cliff. >> and charles, i know you think republ
breaking news. secretary of state hillary clinton in a new york hospital this morning, being treated for a blood clot. her spokesman says it stems from her recent concussion. we'll have a live report from the hospital. >>> last chance. the nation now just hours from going over the fiscal cliff after lawmakers fail to reach a deal over the weekend. could a last-minute push from vice president joe biden get something done before your taxes go up? >>> and oh, baby. kanye wecakanye west surprises y announcing his girlfriend, kim kardashian, is pregnant with their first child. how her family is reacting to the news "today," monday, december 31st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a very busy monday morning. i'm willie geist. >> and i'm erica hill. matt and savannah have the morning off. >>> we'll have the latest on secretary of state clinton's condition in a live report straight ahead. it is the last day of 2012. >> you and i are both in the same situation with
: david lee miller is live in new york city with the very latest. and, david, what do we know about the location of that blood clot? >> reporter: gregg, the authorities have not released that information. they have only disclosed she is being treated for a clot. she fainted earlier this month and hit her head causing a discussion. the clot was discovered in a follow-up exam. the state department issued a statement. it said in part, and i quote, secretary clinton's doctors suffered a blood clot had been formed because of con caution she sustained several weeks ago. she is being treated and at new york presbyterian and can be monitored her condition over the next 48 hours. clinton hags not had any public appearances since she suffered the concussion. among the things she was forced to cancel. the congressional hearings on attacks in benghazi and she had to cancel a number of trips overseas. >> what is being said about the health risks here? >> reporter: as we just heard. doctors say these blood clots can be serious but the severity of the problem depends greatly on the clot's location
and president responded. anna is live at staten island, new york. >> hello. together living with the challenges is find as way to help kids just be kids even though their lives have been turned upside-down. they are just wrapping up carnival day and they are calling it camp sandy. a bus driver picked up 30 kids from a shelter here and brought them to gate way academy. they share their stories and sing along and zumba and yoga to burn off energy. they can take non-perishables. it's a traveling camp that serves about 500 kids in the last two years. this camp in particular is tough. >> when we leave it's definitely hard because we are going back to our tv and our couch. this is a production like physically and emotionally. this is one of the hardest camps i've ever done. to be able to maneuver through a disaster and all the organizations on site. it's definitely a challenge. they we hope we can do this every weekend while here. >> although fema has 36 disaster recovery centers set up, many parents are frustrated with the federal government and express concerns to politicians at a new york townhall
a plan into place? >> it's a good question. there was a quote today in the new york times from a senior democratic aide who said it's hard to under state how little is going on in the senate right now. so, there is very little going on over this holiday. you have the hope that once they get back from vacation that they'll put together a plan. but there is a lot of incentive not to put together a plan. a lot of republicans in the senate who might be up for re-election in 2014 are worried that if they support raising taxes that they could have a primary opponent, especially when they know that if they don't do anything, if we go over the fiscal cliff there will be a bill put in place where they could vote to cut taxes instead of having what so might consider to raise them beforehand. one of those 4 senators is mitch mcconnell the g.o.p. leader. >> reporter: the president before leaving for hawaii says he hopes everyone gets a chance to drink some el nog, sing some christmas carols and get with their constituents to aeu to tell them they can get something done. all this will only cut $8 b
. phillips'. >>> the opening bell just rang on wall street. you see numbers at the new york national guard there for that wonderful occasion to get their picture taken opening up the markets. the market is opening slightly higher following president obama's announcement that he would cut his vacation short to deal with fiscal cliff negotiations. hoping that the real estate market would bolster the economy in 2013. we are learning that holiday sales this year were the weakest since 2008. they had a grim outlook for a fiscal cliff deal and the impact of the tragedy in newtown. on the radar this morning, chilling details in the christmas eve firefighter ambush. we could find out soon who will be saying aloha to the senate and a broken record in the house of representatives. new details out of webster, new york. william spangler set a car and house on fire and ambushed firefighters, opening fire on them as they arrive on the scene. police found a note he left behind saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and do what i like doing best, killing people. a convicted felon who spent 17 year
to his death right in front of a new york city subway for the second time this month. an update on the hunt for his killer. patti ann: glow glowing tribute to a man remembered as one of the great military leaders of his generation. lawmakers and leaders stop to honor general norman schwarzkopf could have, the man who led desert storm, perhaps better known by his nickname storm minute norman ti. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. gregg: and here we go again. more snow is coming to the northeast where a major winter storm already dumped severallenses of white stuff on inland areas, snarling roads, canceling hundreds of holiday flights. the second storm expected to come off the east coast b
in new york city. cnbc producer green took this picture. in saks you could hear a pin drop during a 60% sale going into saturday. now, i was in that very store last week. i have never been in fax fifth avenue during christmas time in manhattan. if that is slow, i would hate to see what busy is, thomas. back to you. >> jane, thanks so much. >>> coming up, mitt romney's son, tag, with some very curious comments about his father's run for president. plus, on the defense. another one of the president's potential cabinet nominees being criticized by republicans and the democrats. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's
? >> because a national gun registry can on the one hand lead to the sort of thing that happened in new york which was the purpose of this interview. and, secondly, because history thoughs that nations that register guns are in a position then to take the guns away from the citizens. we have a right under the second amendment in this country. until we're criminals, unless we're in a prohibited group, until there's a law against us having a firearm, we have a right to have one. >> there's got to be some middle ground. it's not either/or. and you're kind of making it it sound that way. like there is no middle ground on this. this is the way it should be, period. and that gets us nowhere and that's the problem we have in this country. >> if you expect me to say, let's jet ti son the second amendment. >> i'm not asking to you do that at all. >> the second amendment is valuable and worth preserving. >> joining me for today's strategy session are democratic strategists and pollster cornell. he is here with cnn's contributor erick eric son. thank you both for being here. i want to look at this, quo
anyone's words. iams. keep love strong. >>> joining us now from new york is the former british prime minister tony blair. he's now the special envoy to the middle east for the u.s., russia, the european union and the united nations. prime minister, thanks, as usual, for joining us. >> thank you, wolf. >> good to see you the other day in jerusalem. let's talk about what's happening in the middle east right now. the u.s., the obama administration, nato now obviously very concerned about the regime of president assad potentially using chemical weapons, poison gas against its own people. here's the question, what is the difference killing civilians in syria with bombs from jet fighters or attack helicopters as opposed to using say poison gas or chemical warfare? >> that's a good question. in one sense in moral terms, there is no difference and almost 40,000 people have died in syria already. but i think the use of chemical weapons and poison gas, i think the fatalities would be very much greater. and it does cross a line. these aren't judgments that you can make in any scientific way. bu
. just outside new york city a southwest jet got stuck in the mud after skidding off the runway. in some of the hardest hit area the roads are even worse. >> i lost count of number of cars in the ditch. a jackknifed tractor trailer and a horse trailer turned over. >> i have seen ten cars in an accident. i saw a lexus fly into the ditch. >> i wish people would slow down a little bit, you know. it is pretty slick. >> harris: the storm will go into the his tor the history br leaving behind a path of destruction from a tornado jut broke in the south to a record snowfall in arkansas that katipoer to hundreds of homes and businesses. some still without tonight. officials shay could be the situation for up to a week. meanwhile, heavy snow still falling across parts of the northeast even as people are already starting to dig out. straight to anna koiman live in pennsylvania. the conditions there? >> i can tell you that the death toll has crept up to 16 as a result of the storm that began wreaking havoc on christmas day in the midwest and the south and winter storm warnings remain in effect in no
medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> good morning, from new york. i'm chris hayes. a draft of egypt's new constitution will be delivered to president mohamed morsi today. private first class bradley manning accused of leaking classified documents to wikileaks will return to court in fort meade maryland. right now i'm joined by richard a renberg. allen frumin who retired as parliamentarian of the u.s. senate last year. this is his first interview since then. akil amar and sterling professor of law at yale law school. and msnbc contributor, victoria defrancesco soto. great to have you all here. all right. if president obama wants to get anything done in his second term, democrats in the senate will have to overcome one major obstacle, the filibuster. since democrats took control of both chambers of congress in 2007, republicans have used the filibuster as a bludgeon against them to pass basic legislation. the senate bills that actually passed has dropped from just over 25% to a record low of 2.8% this year. the rate held steady at 10% through the cli
on in this show. fiebl funeral services for a firefighter shot and killed in upstate new york on christmas eve have just gotten underway. thousands of firefighterrings filed in on friday and saturday to pay their respe memorial services for fallen brothers. the two men were shot and killed on christmas eve, responding to a house fire, the owner had set intentionally. the suspect, william spangler, then killed himself. the second firefighter's funeral is tomorrow. a $60 billion emergency aid package for victims of super storm sandy has made it through the senate, but relief is not on the way. the pleasure has to get through the house, where its fate is far from certain. we have more from washington. >> there are a couple of reasons why the sandy aid legislation may languish in the house. number 1, the amount of the bill, and number 2, the calendar. some conservative house lawmakers are unconferring with the $60.4 billion package passed by the senate. with the tight economic situation, they may want to scale it back or include in spending cuts to offset the cost of the legislation. here's one g.
. >> secretary of state hillary clinton remains hospitalized in new york city this hour with a blood clot which her office says stemmed from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. clinton will be evaluated over the next 48 hours and is taking blood thinners to reduce the close, the location of which has not been revealed. her hospitalization is likely to further delay her testimony before congress on the benghazi attack, a key demand of senate republicans. today a new senate report on benghazi heaped more blame on the state department's security procedures. president obama acknowledged lapsed that the white house would take immediate steps to resolve. he rejected criticism that he would let his u.n. ambassador twisting in the wind, susan rice, instead of training fire on republicans. >> information a politically motivated attack on her. she probably had the least to do with the attack on benghazi. why she was targeted individually for the kind of attacks that she was subjected to is -- it was puzzling to me. >> the process also seems to be playing out with one of obama's top picks to l
to alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. investors clearly on edge and stocks are lower and up and down, they aren't going to make any big moves on the last day of the year not knowing what's going to happen with the cliff. >> a wait and see mode, christine. the stocks are flat right now. the investors are waiting for lawmakers to make their move. what's interesting this session, stocks started off deeper in the red. they turned around. they're more flat now because the market really is trading on these headlines coming out of washington. right now those headlines seem more positive than negative. volatility could pick up toward the close as we get closer to the deadline and investors get more uneasy about holding onto their positions because they're gun-shy to hold onto positions because they don't know which way lawmakers will go on wednesday when the markets re-open after new year's day. >> they made a lot of money this year. let's be honest, this has been a good year in stocks, despite all the fiscal cliff uncertainty. i mean, this could be one of the ten best years ever fo
in a task force against gun violence in new york city right now where we've allotted $5 million to go towards gun violence prevention. in atlanta, they had to shake off the violence campaign where they're working in schools. reverend charles williams has been working on this issue. we have been engaged for many years in dealing with this. >> let me ask you this. you come as the executive director for us with a personal commitment because in our communities of minorities, we have a disproportionate problem of assault weapons and many of it coming from members of our own community. and you've personally had to deal with this? >> well, absolutely. my son's father was murder in the third degreered ten years ago at the hands of an illegal weapon. and i also deal with victims through my work on a consistent basis. >> i've been working recently with the mother of floyd morgan and his moether and 10-year-old sister. there's a real human side and we cannot allow politics to get in the way and money that is being sent all around. that is the real, only meaningful contribution that the nra and o
would think the nightly news or any news organization whether "the new york times" and say wait a minute, this is so freaking far out. this kind of claim goes back to at least joan mccarthy. but at least the specificity of it. and that somehow -- some people believe there are 81 communists in the democratic party. some don't agree. let's hear for the pros and the cons here. >> one of my favorites was when rick santorum insisted that president kennedy's religious speech in houston put religion out of the public sphere and made him want to throw up. not one reporter who reported that remark went to google -- and i did -- looked at that speech and said as a matter of fact he talks about the role of religion. he talks about the priests in his life. so it's sort of like you're just -- i understand that on deadline it could be difficult, but you're just allowed to spew this stuff and people don't even sometimes use the basic tools of journalism to say really? is that what president kennedy said? >> the best line in that speech which may be kennedy's best speech was the interest here is not wha
-in vote getter told "the new york times" that politics has lost his luster, even in small towns. oh, gee, i wonder why. thank you, washington. but it's also a story, an interesting story about unemployment. you have a job available, one that only pays a hundred bucks a month, and nobody wants it. and that in this economy is very, very rare. a job nobody will take. for most available jobs, there are lines out the door of qualified applicants. and that is the most important fact about not just the economy, but about what is happening in washington right now, as we speak. the biggest deal, the biggest problem with a deal that has not been struck in congress is coming up next. >>> i want to get out of washington here for a minute. ti i want to show you the blaring headline today over the "tennessean" newspaper, the big newspaper in nashville, tennessee. 30,000 tennesseans will lose unemployment benefits with that fiscal cliff deal. 30,000. here is a headline at ktvn in nevada. unemployment insurance recipients notified benefits may end. nearly 25,000 nevadans were notified this week that the
is waiting in the wings if scott brown doesn't run? >> he ran for governor of new york and more power to him if he he can pull it off but national republicans and the money thinks he has the best shot. >> thank you both for joining me tonight. coming up, our final update or the year. on the kind fund. i'll read some of the comments that you have left about it. in the rewrite tonight i can understand why the guys in the vatican are so wrong about marriage. so if it fair that we expect them to understand the first think about it? they have no excuse for not understanding socialism. and they live in one now. they are all together in tonight's rewrite that is coming up. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night
. clinton is being treated for a blood clot in her head. margaret brennan is at new york presbyterian hospital and good evening, margaret. >> good evening to you, rebecca. secretary clinton and her top aides are inside this hospital. we now know she is being treated for a blood clot inside her head. according to a statement just released by her doctors, quote, this is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. it did not result in a stroke or neuro logical damage. this comes after clinton was hospitalized on sunday. this was former president bill clinton leaving the hospital this afternoon where his wife will remain for at least another day. the 65-year-old was last seen in public on december 7 in northern ireland where she spoke about life after her retirement from the state department. >> i look forward to coming back and having some time just to relax and spend a few hours talking with friends and thinking about things besides public life. >> reporter: clinton develops a stomach virus was on that trip to europe and had to
: remember, lois was arrested in her uniform before the u.s. open back to new york in august. prosecutors said that she killed her husband might be him with a coffee mug. when the mob broke, she continued to beat him, using the edges as a makeshift knife. goodman claimed that her husband died accidentally. she passed a polygraph test done privately. the defense also claimed that goodman, who is right-handed, would've been impossible for her to inflict those wounds on her husband because they are were on the wrong side of his head. then the d.a. got some other unknown information. listen. >> based upon this information, we announce that we are unable to proceed with the case at this time. the court granted a request to dismiss the case without prejudice. >> i am just thrilled and so thankful to the das office for dropping the charges. i want to thank my family and friends and my attorneys -- my goodness, they were fabulous. reporter: you heard the d.a. spokesperson faye dismissed without prejudice. there are a chance that charges could be refiled, but what lois goodman wants to do is get b
basketball game there and it's across the street from the studios in new york. stalemate and gridlock. call it what you will, but with washington five days away from falling off the cliff, had this become the new normal the senior editor from the national view. welcome and thank you so much. i top the play a cliff that we had yesterday on the report. it was interesting to see where the crisis has gone. >> it's not a cliff, but more like a slope. it's on january 20th. it's retro actively with the spending and i don't think there was any great impact. not too much. >> we had this two months back and forth. if we don't hit this january 1st deadline, the minds would be right and the world is collapsing. chicken little full on. there seems to be this conventional wisdom that we can get into january and all the way to the 10th. is that practical? >> if you are looking at signs that there is not going to be a deal, both sides are talking about how it would be. the only thing that forces a deal to be made before the deadline is if the marks went crazy and it was a sign that something had to be done
. joining me now john harwood cnbc's chief washington correspondent and political writer for the "new york times" and nancy cook, economics correspondent for the national journal. okay. wow. a big night last night. john, let's talk about the impact on the economy. this is not the debt ceiling. this is not sort of our credit rating will immediately drop. but wall street seemed to have thought for a while that, okay. they're going to talk and talk. >> so did i. >> and i did too. a deal is in the offing. now that a deal may not be in the offing, what's the impact on the economy, broadly? >> well, we saw the market futures go down last night. we expect a down day in the markets today. the decline hasn't been quite as steep as some people expected. but you do see a potential hit for confidence if it's not worked out. it's not set that we're not going to -- that we're going over the cliff. in fact, i think there is a significant chance that either a medium deal or a very minimalist deal just kicking the can down the road for a couple months passes. but i do think that the more times we have thes
braved wintry weather for hours to honor the two new york firefighters that lost their lives in an ambush on christmas eve. nearly 6,000 people, many of them fellow firefighters traveled to the town of webster from as far away as california to take part in the service. the neighbor charged with supply the ex-con shooter with guns say they were actually stolen from her. >>> the showdown over guns in america is taking center stage in northern virginia. scores of gun owners are being met by scores of anti-gun activists at one of the largest gun shows. sales of the bushmaster semiautomatic rifle are brisk driven by fear congress will install the man. >>> an arrest in the second subway bush death this month. she told them she shoved the victim off and to his death because she hates muslims since september 11th. 31-year-old erica menendez could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. >>> 50 american troops are helping u.s. citizens and diplomates evacuate the central african republic. president obama ordered the evacuation after heavy criticism of the administration security response for
to target bieber and his bodyguard. the timing was to coincide with the bieber concert at new york city's madison square garden in late november. mr. martin indicated that their ultimate target was j.b., reads the affidavit. it says martin became infatuated with the pop singer, even getting a tattoo of him on his leg. mr. martin stated that he had attempted to solicit correspondents on numerous occasions between victim three and him and victim three never returned in kind. martin, according to the document, was seeking notoriety. cnn legal contributor, paul callan. >> pretty much vague talk about hurting somebody is not actionable. it's only a crime when you do something concrete in furtherance of the killing or the conspiracy. and law enforcement says that's what happened here. >> reporter: and what happened is that two men allegedly traveled from new mexico to vermont to carry out two murders. but according to police, the plot was foiled because of a missed highway exit, and the men wound up at the u.s./canada border crossing. officers discovered a warrant for 41-year-old mark stake a
. i saw an ad in one of the new york papers asking people to sign up. this issue is not going away. we as a country better damn we will figure out how to do more than one thing at a time. fiscal cliff, very important. public safety and gun violence, very important. getting people back to work in america, very important. we can actually do more than one thing at a time. mayors across the country do that every day. >> well said. thank you very much, mayor michael nutter. happy new year to you, sir, and eugene robinson my colleague here. >>> that, of course, was chris matthews with philadelphia mayor michael nutter and eugene robinson. we're going to take a break now and then we'll be hearing from president obama on the fiscal cliff talks. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. omnipotent of opport
that the best time is right now because we have another debt ceiling increase coming. >> you've told "the new york times" you think your party is boxed in. i want to read from "washington times" "republican leaders struggled tuesday to contain the backlash from conservatives of the gop's offer of $800 billion in tax increases to head off the fiscal cliff, a move that didn't impress the white house even as it spawned a rebellion on the right." so are republicans going to have to give on raising rates? >> no. we're not, because where the president is focused in on is the affordable care act taxes they increase january the 1st on people making $200,000 or more. the president wants a rate increase coming in january on people making $200,000 or more and go into next year's negotiations on reforming the tax code and he's looking at a single year time period to have three tax increases on the same group of folks, we're saying that's dramatic on the economy, that will slow down development of our economy in a time we're looking to increase more jobs, why would we do this? how does this stimulate the
in new york on charges of conspiracy and falsifying records. bernie madoff is serving a 150 year prison term. >>> finally, we're still here. these pictures are from a ceremony led by mayan priests in guatemala marking the end of the mayan calendar, aka, what was supposed to be the end of the world. no word on what doom sayers camped out at this mountain in france are doing today. they have been there for days believing that when the end of the world came a ufo would come to the mountain and rescue them. >>> got milk? you could be in for a major shock. mandy is here with what's moving your money. prices, i saw this headline and couldn't believe it. 6 to $8 a gallon? >> it is unbelievable. that is if congress does not pass a new farm bill, chris, that amends farm policy that dates back to the truman presidency. obviously this has been kind of lost in that brouhaha of what's going on between the obama administration and republicans over the fiscal cliff and the budget wranglings, and there is believe it or not an impasse over a farm bill that covers billions in agricultural programs and wi
, representative of the seventh district of new york. >> thank you speaker and reverend conroy. thank you to all of my colleagues here today as well as the distinguished senators here with us. mrs. bush and madam secretary, our thanks and appreciation to both of you for not only taking the time to be here today, but for your many contributions to this effort and for your commitment to advancing the cause of freedom and democracy in burma. i would be remiss if i did not also mentioned someone who is not with us here today and that is congressman tom lantos. he and his staff worked so hard on burma for so many years. i wish you were here today to share this moment in history with us. today is an amazing day. today is an incredible day. who would have thought that when this bill was introduced in the house in 2008, when aung san suu kyi was still under house arrest, that in a few short years she would be standing or sitting here with us on u.s. soil receiving this honor, and as a member of the burmese parliament? back then we thought about granting the medal in absentia, which may have been the fir
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